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Enterprise Car Club expands to Stockport

Date: 30 August 2017   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Enterprise Car Club has expanded to cover Stockport, with the firm introducing four vehicles based around the town hall.

According to the rental giant, council employees and the public will share the vehicles, with council members having exclusive access between 7am and 7pm on weekdays for trips around the borough.

Enterprise claims that peak demand for vehicles is outside of office hours and that the council-public hybrid system "will offer the most efficient use of the vehicles possible".

It is also hoped the car club's arrival will provide workers with an alternative to their private vehicles, relieving pressure on parking in and around offices.

According to Enterprise, Car Club members now have access to a "growing network of vehicles" at over 1,400 locations in almost 25 cities nationwide.

Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council's cabinet member for communities and housing, said: "The council is committed to promoting sustainable transport and we are pleased to support Enterprise in bringing this alternative means of travel to Stockport.  Although we are starting in a small way, we anticipate that the car club will help to reduce vehicle numbers on our roads, and therefore emissions. It also provides existing and potential town centre residents with access to a vehicle when they need one without the burdens of car ownership."

"Stockport is a tremendous opportunity for Enterprise Car Club," said the firm's head Dan Gursel. "We already run a number of employee programmes across the country that have enabled councils to save on the cost of keeping key workers mobile.

"We also run successful programmes in 25 towns and cities across the UK. In Stockport, we will combine both to deliver benefits both to the council and to local residents. Now, Enterprise Car Club offers fast access to vehicles on the roadside available at a moment's notice at the times we know there is most demand."